The Power Rangers are mightily morphin’ into something a bit more modern. Shooting has just commenced on Lionsgate’s new feature film based on the 1990s franchise, and today we have the first look at the new team — along with loads of new details about the casting, the costumes, and the badass villain, Rita Repulsa (played by Elizabeth Banks). See it all below.
Entertainment Weekly served up the Power Rangers first look.
From left to right, that’s R.J. Cyler as Billy (a.k.a. the Blue Ranger), Naomi Scott as Kimberly (the Pink Ranger), Ludi Lin as Zack (the Black Ranger), Becky G as Trini (the Yellow Ranger), and Dacre Montgomery as Jason (the Red Ranger). You may have noticed that the new Power Rangers have ditched the awkward race-based color-coding of the original team. No longer does the Asian guy have to be the Yellow Ranger, or the black guy the Black Ranger. As director Dean Israelite explained to EW, that was a deliberate choice.
Looks like they're at least going for actors that could somewhat believably be high-schoolers. Are you at all interested in this? Let us know in the comments.